Since 1 July 2016 he has been the Director of Media Policy. The Directorate is in charge of the copyright regulatory framework, the Audio Visual Media Services Directive, the programme MEDIA providing financial support to the audiovisual industry and the European strategy on countering online disinformation.
Before then he was at the head of the Directorate responsible for the elaboration of the European Data Strategy.
In his former positions, he was the head of the electronic communications policy unit and then of the cybersecurity and on-line privacy unit.
As part of the latter job, he supervised and directed the elaboration of the European Cybersecurity Strategy and of a proposal for a European law on network and information security.
He has extensive proven experience in handling complex merger cases and in consumer law.
Before joining the Commission he was an associate in an international law firm in Milan for four years (1989/1992), where I dealt mainly with commercial law and competition law. He is the author of several publications mainly in English law magazines.